Aleksei Sokolov

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for the skater see Alexei Sokolov

Aleksei Sokolov (1787-died after 1833) was a Russian Orthodox priest. He was the first priest to arrive in Sitka, Alaska from Russia in 1816.[1] He brought the festival icon of St. Michael and the silver-plated icon to the St. Michael's Cathedral. The silver-covered icon is to the right of the main ikonostasis and the festival icon of St. Michael is in the Chapel of Our Lady of Kazan on display in a showcase.


  1. Pierce, Richard A. (1990). Russian America, 1741-1867: A Biographical Dictionary. Limestone Press. p. 476. ISBN 978-0-919642-45-4. Retrieved 8 May 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>